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Apr. 24th, 2009 04:32 pm
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I am watching David Lean's Oliver Twist, which was clearly filmed in a bloody great Pinewood Studios set, but I still keep watching it as though I'll recognise somewhere, with some of it being set round our way. Apparently it was banned in America for three years, and in Israel, on the basis of Alec Guinness's prosthetic hooter. There aren't many films that have been banned due to people having a big beak are there? What about Cyrano de Bergerac? Anyway, I no longer have a copy of the book of Oliver Twist, so I can't check where it was supposed to all be set (oh Hattie Jacques has just made her appearance as Pub Singer) but what I definitely recall from the book is that any film adaptation of it seems to comprise chapters 1, 2, 3, 51 and 52. It's a hefty tome, but worth the effort. Incidentally the only time I have ever been to the cinema on my own was to see the 2005 version.
My door blew open earlier, the main door. Which was a little disturbing considering it could have happened when I was out, or asleep. It's not overlooked from the street, but still, having a door that closes is pretty much a basic safety precaution and I'll have to watch that it does a proper click in future.

Marathon question: Do any of you regularly go and watch it? Only I'm working on Saturday night and have to get home on Sunday morning, right through the main route. Are people likely to be lining the route hours in advance? I'll be coming home three hours before it sets off, but if I can't even cross the street outside work I'll be a bit buggered. And furious. 
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